Lecture 3 - The Next Frontier
In the third and final of the Royal Institution's annual children's Christmas Lectures, space doctor Kevin Fong explores the 'The Next Frontier' of human space travel.
In a series finale, live from the International Space Station hurtling at 17,500 mph, 400 km above the Earth, British astronaut Tim Peake will answer questions directly from the children in the lecture theatre audience.
With Tim's help out in Earth's orbit, Kevin will investigate how the next generation of astronauts will be propelled across the vast chasm of space to Mars and beyond.
So, how will life be artificially sustained as we travel the millions of kilometres to the Red Planet and on into the cosmos? How will our food last for 3 years or more? And what is waiting what for us when we finally land? With earth shattering experiments, top space scientists and our astronaut live from space, Dr Kevin Fong will reveal how we'll survive that voyage to space's next frontier and beyond...